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Screenwriter With UNCG Roots To Have First Major Film Project Produced

Back in 1999, David Rothley was an MFA student in the Creative Writing program at UNCG, when he decided to try his hand at screenwriting. He fell in love with the work and went on take three screenwriting classes at UNCG, studying with Professors Barr and Fragola.

Rothley then headed out to LA to study screenwriting at USC, one of the top film schools in the world, where he earned his second MFA.

After years of hard work trying to get a script produced, Rothley hit paydirt. He was asked to polish a script and ended up rewriting the screenplay for “The Million Dollar Date,” a feature film with a $3 million budget. The drama is in pre-production and will star Tom Sizemore, who played opposite Tom Hanks in “Saving Private Ryan.” Rothley has been hired by the independent production company to remain on the set as the film is shot this fall.

Rothley is thrilled to watch his work being brought to life on set in Los Angeles, as well as on location in Texas and Miami.


Written by uncgmst

October 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Posted in News & Events

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